684. U.S. Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle by Harper's Ferry

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.58 Cal, 33'' barrel with a good bore that shows scattered oxidation but strong rifling. The lockplate is marked with a ''(Federal Eagle) / U.S.'' ahead of the hammer and with ''HARPERS/FERRY/1851'' behind it, with all markings remaining crisp. The barrel is marked with ''AW / P'' and ''V/P/(Eagle)'' with the latter marking appearing a bit soft around the edges. The iron surfaces remain mostly bright with some minor pinprick pits in the breech area and some sparsely scattered light oxidation. The brass parts remain partially bright with some sparse light oxidation stain spots. The walnut stock rates very good plus as cleaned with rounded edges, a small crack on the left side and a few handling marks. This rifle was altered for a saber bayonet with a lug measuring 2/3'' by 3/8'' at the front left. There is an empty rear sight slot at the rear for what appears to have been a long-range sight, the rifle is sighted with a fixed rear sight mounted behind the rear band and an ivory bead front sight. The rifle has a spare nipple and tool in the patchbox, the lock functions well and a trumpet shaped ramrod is included. An interesting Mississippi musket for the marital collector. (208937-345) {ANTIQUE} [Cletus Klein Collection] (1500/2000) Sold For 1265.00

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